What is another word for hustings?6 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ h_ˈʌ_s_t_ɪ_ŋ_z], [ hˈʌstɪŋz], [ hˈʌstɪŋz]
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Definition for Hustings:
- hus'tingz, n.sing. the principal court of the city of London: formerly the booths where the votes were taken at an election of an M.P., or the platform from which the candidates gave their addresses. [ A.S. hústing, a council, but a Scand. word, and used in speaking of the Danes-- Ice. hústhing-- hús, a house, thing, an assembly.]
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Hustings Sentence Examples:
Mr. Allan announces that he will be in attendance " on Thursday, the 2nd day of July next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Hustings under the Colonnade of the Government Buildings in the Town of York - and proceed to the election of one Knight to represent the said county, riding and county in the House of Assembly, whereof all freeholders of the said county, riding and county, are to take notice and attend accordingly."
Sir Launcelot, roused at this intelligence, called for his armour, which being buckled on in a hurry, he mounted his steed, attended by Crabshaw on Gilbert, and rode immediately into the midst of the multitude by which the hustings were surrounded, just as Sir Valentine Quickset began to harangue the people from an occasional theatre, formed of a plank supported by the upper board of the public stocks, and an inferior rib of a wooden cage pitched also for the accommodation of petty delinquents.